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Gold, Jeffrey – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The classical principles of action learning, based on the work of Revans, usually include working with problems as the core. This article aims, by contrast, to show how a recent project of change has incorporated principles of appreciative inquiry (AI) based on social constructionism and positive psychology into an action learning process…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Pedler, Mike; Hauser, Bernhard; Caulat, Ghislaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper brings together the reflections of the authors on their shared and individual experiences of virtual action learning. Whilst many conclusions are shared, there are also some points of difference in practices.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Learning Experience, Computer Mediated Communication
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The article aims to explore the nature of problems in action learning. Beginning with Revans' distinction between problems and puzzles, it draws parallels with the notion of wicked and tame problems. It offers four means of considering problems in action learning--in terms of the locus of a set's work; from the viewpoint of an…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Knowledge Level, Inquiry, Problem Solving
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Joyce, Pauline; Kinnarney, Paula – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper outlines an initiative, namely a leadership symposium, which developed from a chance meeting of like-minded academics, who were trying to achieve similar outcomes with their student groups; namely, to include the scholarly activity of disseminating graduates' action-oriented projects. One group of graduates comprised a mix of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, Conferences (Gatherings), Experiential Learning
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Donovan, Paul Jeffrey – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
"Undiscussables" are topics associated with threat or embarrassment that are avoided by groups, where that avoidance is also not discussed. Their deleterious effect on executive groups has been a point of discussion for several decades. More recently critical action learning (AL) has brought a welcome focus to power relations within AL…
Descriptors: Leadership, Power Structure, Experiential Learning, Behavioral Science Research
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Ferrell, Elizabeth W.; Nance, Cara N.; Torres, Amanda L.; Torres, Selina M. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
Many urban high schools serving low-income families have below-average attendance rates, which can indicate that fewer students are prepared to matriculate into college and career opportunities. Through the use of participatory action research (PAR), we--a group of four educators at Wilson High School--have changed school policies and procedures…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Attendance, Urban Schools
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Beniston, Lee; Ellwood, Paul; Gold, Jeff; Roberts, James; Thorpe, Richard – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
There is increasing evidence that action learning is valuable in a higher education setting. This paper goes on to report a personal development programme, based on principles of critical action learning, where the aim is to equip early-career scientists and engineers working in a university setting with the knowledge, skills and confidence to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Innovation, Science Process Skills, Critical Thinking
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Bloodworth, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
During my first year of practice as a new action learning facilitator undertaking an "ILM Level 5 Certificate in Action Learning Facilitation", an innovative Individual Service Fund pilot was launched by "Certitude", the organisation for which I work. The aim of this pilot was to enable people with learning disabilities and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Phenomenology, Program Descriptions
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Edmonstone, John; Robson, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice describes the introduction of an accredited postgraduate management qualification which used action learning as a major contribution to a blended learning approach in a fragile cross-border setting on the edge of Europe. Conventional management education has frequently been challenged on the grounds of relevance, efficacy…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Health Services, Masters Programs, Blended Learning
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Hale, Richard; Saville, Martin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
In the UK, the Civil Service Reform Plan is being implemented with urgency. This requires Civil Service departments and agencies to reform their structures and ways of working in order to deliver effective services in a climate of economic austerity and rapid social and technological change. Historically, Human Resource (HR) professionals have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Human Resources, Government Employees
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Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Cho, Yonjoo; Kim, Hyung-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
As the number of organizations implementing action learning increases, both successful and failed cases also increase in action learning practice in South Korea. Existing studies on action learning have listed key success factors of action learning at the program level or at the team level but have not paid sufficient attention to the program…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Instructional Design, Design Preferences, Models
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Crul, Liselore – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice outlines the Oxyme Action Learning Program which was conducted as part of the Management Challenge in my final year of the MSc in Coaching and Behavioral Change at Henley Business School. The central research questions were: (1) how action learning can help to solve wicked problems and (2) what the effect of an action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Influences
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Brook, Cheryl; Milner, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is significant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Jones, Karen; Sambrook, Sally A.; Pittaway, Luke; Henley, Andrew; Norbury, Heather – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper presents research with small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners who have participated in a leadership development programme. The primary focus of this paper is on learning transfer and factors affecting it, arguing that entrepreneurs must engage in "action" in order to "learn" and that under certain conditions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
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Abbott, Christine; Mayes, Cathy – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
Following on from the article "Building Capacity in Social Care: An Evaluation of a National Programme of Action Learning Facilitator Development" (Abbott, C., L. Burtney, and C. Wall. 2013. "Action Learning: Research & Practice" 10 (2): 168--177), this article describes how action learning is being introduced in Cornwall…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Work, Foreign Countries, Psychological Services
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